Feb 22, 2021

Mid-level Digital Communications Officer

  • MIET Africa
  • Durban, South Africa
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

MIET Africa is an NPO working in education development across the Southern African Development Community Region.

MIET Africa seeks to appoint a Mid-level Digital Communications Officer to be based at MIET AFRICA’s Head Office in Durban.

Your role will be to raise awareness of MIET AFRICA’s work, increase the number of supporters and followers, and to ensure digital communications align with MIET AFRICA’s strategic focus. Experience in this area of work is essential!

MIET AFRICA is looking for a creative Digital Communications Officer to join our team. This position requires you to be responsible for the effective implementation of the organisation’s digital and social media strategy, and to provide support to the Advocacy, Communications and Materials Production Department with content creation and promotion.

The ideal candidate is an excellent writer, can identify stories easily and write copy quickly with minimal errors. Further, the candidate is highly creative and technically skilled, with a passion for innovative solutions to increase the digital presence of an organisation. Experience working in an NGO or the development arena would be an advantage.

This is a contract position, and the successful candidate

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Working closely with the Manager, provide input into the development and implementation of our Advocacy and Communications Strategy.

Create and oversee social media content (write copy and develop posts)
Knowledge of social media principles and policies, SEO and website architecture and development
Monitor SEO and user engagement and suggest content optimization
Stay up to date with the latest social media best practices and technologies
Use social media marketing tools and strategies
Participate in, and be able to set up and host webinars and other online events relevant to the sector
Work with project and programme managers and external materials developers, editors, and designers to ensure content is relevant, up-to-date, informative and appealing
Measure the success of campaigns by providing quarterly reports
Communicate and network with partners and sector professionals and influencers via social media to create a strong digital network
Train/workshop colleagues in the organisation on how to maximise their digital performance
Provide production support to the unit as needed
Assist with ad hoc tasks as needed

Job requirements and Qualifications:

Tertiary qualification in journalism, media and communications, marketing or similar, relevant to the position
5 years’ experience in a similar role
Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and other social media platforms
Excellent writing/editing/proof reading skills
Excellent communication skills
Understanding of SEO and web traffic metrics
Experience with doing audience research
Familiarity with web design and publishing
Excellent multitasking skills
Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
Detail orientated
Team player
Good time-management skills – ability to meet deadlines under pressure is essential
Great interpersonal and communication skills
Previous work in the NGO sector would be an advantage

Interested applicants should email:
A letter of application, clearly stating ‘Digital Communications Officer’, and

Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Portfolio of written/published work, links to websites you have helped create, social media sites you manage/managed
Copy of ID or passport
Copy of driver’s licence
Copy of latest salary slip
Copy of the qualifications

To email 

Your application will not be considered if all the above is not sent in your application.

MIET AFRICA reserves the right not to fill the post or to re-advertise to widen the pool of applicants.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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